Marksmen look down the barrel of important rifle event

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Graham Oates, Rod Davis, River McGorlick and Ken Sue are all keen for a bumper weekend at the Coolilup Rifle Range.
Camera IconGraham Oates, Rod Davis, River McGorlick and Ken Sue are all keen for a bumper weekend at the Coolilup Rifle Range. Credit: Justin Fris

Marksmen from across WA will converge on the Coolilup Rifle Range over the long weekend, for two important events on the South West shooting calender.

Beginning today, the Coolilup Cup will be contested from 10am, with each competitor firing 10 shots from distances of 300m, 500m and 600m.

This will be followed up by the 2019 Easter open prize meeting, a two-day event where competitors compete across seven different target distances and fire 10 shots at each.

South West District Rifle Association official George Wittorff told the South Western Times that a recent busy bee had resulted in the range looking in tip top condition – and the region had several shooters in top form ahead of the weekend.

“Graham Oates, who shoots an F-Standard rifle, will be one to watch along with Kenny Sue with his target rifle,” he said.

“But if he travels from the Goldfields, the man to catch will be John Moore, who won the Coolilup Cup last year.”

Wittorff said the weekend was inclusive and shooters had the opportunity to compete in either one or both of the events in order to fit in Easter and family commitments.

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